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(Português) Claustros da Sé de Viseu
(Português) 12 de julho às 21h30

Pull My Daisy , Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie , 1959, 30′

Experimental film that took its name from the poem by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, representatives of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is also the narrator of the film, which features poets linked to the movement, such as Allan Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso. The film starts from a brief script of a dinner that ends up being invaded by friends/artists, resulting in a beautiful and uncertain filmic improvisation.


Dance in the Sun , Shirley Clarke , 1953, 8′

A Moment in Love , Shirley Clarke , 1956, 11′


These are two short films clearly connected with the North American experimental cinema movement. The first one features dancer Daniel Nagrin; in the second, Paul Sanasardo and Carmela Gutierrez participate. Both evoke one of the recurring themes in Clarke’s work: the duality between fantasy and reality. The dance takes place in different places and spatialities, which makes the films poetic and unpredictable.


Window , Ken Jacobs , 1964, 12′

In this experimental film, the camera uses the window as access to the outside, establishing this intense outside-inside game, through a powerful visual language full of plasticity .